Relaxation on Canadian Imports
If this passes, it may be a piece of good news for those who are not insured or can't get certain drugs approved by their insurance company (a situation my father-in-law runs into frequently).
The U.S. House of Representatives has agreed to relax the ban on bringing prescripted drugs from Canada into the U.S. Basically, Americans could bring a three month supply home from the great white north without being hassled by customs.
Drugs in Canada are cheaper due to government price controls. The question is, though, why does the U.S. government not do the same and "go to bat" for its citizens. Effectively, the administration's refusal to do so means that America's sick, elderly, and disabled are being forced to subsidize the cost of Pharmaceutical research and development for the rest of the world (insurance companies have copays, but those copays are rising as are monthly premiums, so, yes, we paying for this).
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